Firepan Korean BBQ Now Hiring Ahead of Opening

Firepan Korean BBQ is now hiring for all positions, signaling that the restaurant is finally near its anticipated opening.

Owner Jay Bae confirmed that the restaurant will be opening soon in a message to the Source. “We are targeting [the] beginning of October,” Bae said.

Interested applicants can email [email protected], text (571) 201-9704, or apply online.

The restaurant, located at the former home of Pete’s New Haven Apizza at 962 Wayne Ave. in downtown Silver Spring, initially targeted a Fall 2021 openingthen delayed to JanuaryApril, May, and AugustThe Montgomery County Board of License Commissioners approved Firepan’s application for a liquor license last November, according to Bethesda Beat.

The downtown Silver Spring location will be the company’s second; Firepan’s original location opened in 2019 at Eden Center in Falls Church, Va. A third location is also slated to open this year in Woodbridge, Va.

According to their website, Firepan’s menu offers a varied menu, of meats, seafood, vegetarian selections like kimchi pancakes, and more adventurous options like beef intestines. “No, it’s not the sophisticate’s choice for Korean barbecue,” Northern Virginia Magazine’s Alice Levitt said in her April 12 review. “But when I’m looking to be served by a friendly team eager to abet some of my most destructive habits, Firepan is my choice.”

Photo by David Lay (h/t to Reddit user TheThrowawayJames)

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